View Poll Results: Is English your first language?

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    223 47.96%
  • No.

    242 52.04%
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    My mother tongue is Dutch, but my mom has lived in the US for a while and we often speak English. I mostly read in English, too.
    I speak a little French and German ( I got that in school) and I can understand French and Spanish texts if I try really hard because I have Latin at school.

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    Hindi is my first language.
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    English is my first language. I used to be able to speak passable French (I went to school in Montreal) but I haven't spoken French in over thirty years, so it's pretty much all gone.

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    English is the only language in which I'm fluent, but I can say ta four different ways in Deutsch, hello in five different languages, and good day in nine.
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    1. English
    2. Latin
    3. Spanish
    4. French

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    No it's not but its good because it was easy to learn and i know urdu, punjabi

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    mother tongue: German

    fluent/near native in English

    intermediate level in Spanish (speaking and writing), although I can understand most

    written texts and can also understand more spoken language than I can speak myself
    passive knowledge of Latin from secondary school

    I've also got a smattering of Scouse and Birkenhead-English

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    Nope, but i'm hardly trying to learn it well.

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    English is my third language

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    My first languages are Swedish and German, couldn't really tell you which I learnt first...
    "This is our birthplace though, this is what we deserted long ago. This is where we used to live, on balls of dust and rock like this. This is our hometown from before we felt the itch of wanderlust, the sticks we inhabited before we ran away from home, the cradle where we were infected with the crazy breath of the place's vastness like a metal wind inside our love-struck heads; just stumbled on the scale of whats around and tripped out drunk on starlike possibilities."

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    I voted yes, because it might as well be. Technically, Irish is my first language (I only started learning English when I was four) but my English vocabulary far exceeds my Irish at this stage, probably because I read far more English books than Irish.

    I'm always curious how so many people from different linguistic backgrounds make it onto forums, and write through it so well. I suppose, thanks to Hollywood, English dominates the media almost everywhere in the world, but the grammar is so appalling to learn. =/

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    My native language is Hindi
    But I'm pretty fluent in English too.
    Most of what I read is in English as well as Hindi.

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    I dunno..

    I've only had a two to three years of formal English education

    kindergarten and some elementary school

    so I think English is my first language(?)

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    Ermm... nope ...
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    English is not my first language
    my first language is chinese
    but i hope i can master english

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